One look at the race
for U.S. Senate in Ohio between incumbent Sherrod Brown
and Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel
appears to show a narrowing gap between the two candidates.
A Rasmussen Reports
telephone survey of 500 likely voters in Ohio conducted May 29 shows Brown with
47 percent support to Mandel’s 42 percent.
Three percent prefer
some other candidate, and 7 percent are undecided. The poll’s margin of
sampling error is plus or minus 4.5 percentage points with a 95 percent level
Meanwhile, a poll
conducted by NBC News/Marist College on May 17-20 shows Brown with a 51-37
advantage over Mandel. It also showed 18 percent remained undecided. That poll
surveyed 1,103 registered voters.
Yes, it’s way too early
to rely on polls to predict whether the Democratic senator Brown is re-elected
to a second term or if the Republican challenger Mandel will unseat him. Some
may even say that those who conduct these polls may lean toward one side of the
But it is interesting
to note that the race is most likely going to come down to the wire, and both
candidates are working to get their messages out to the public.
Each side also trades
jabs, as Brown’s campaign continues to criticize Mandel’s performance as
treasurer, and Mandel continues to attack Brown, calling him “part of a problem
Millions of dollars
will be invested in the race, so it takes a little bit of fundraising to keep
recently pointed out that more than $6.5 million has been spent by third
parties against Brown. Thus, the senator’s campaign is doing what it can to
raise its own money to counter and appealed to supporters for contributions
while noting the Rasmussen poll results.
This past week, Brown
hosted actor/activist Martin Sheen
at a meet-and-greet event for campaign
supporters and volunteers at the Tricounty Regional Labor Council in Akron.
Sheen, a native of the
Dayton area, has played numerous roles on the big screen and television,
including starring as President Josiah Bartlett for seven seasons on “The West
Sheen’s appearance drew
some attention, as the Mandel campaign responded with an email calling for
supporters to donate to “Help us fight the Hollywood elites.”
In his message, Mandel
said he stands with blue collar men and women and criticized Brown, whom Mandel
said stands with “Hollywood elites.”
As the race toward Nov.
6 draws nearer, it’s safe to say the airways and media will be flooded even
more with campaign ads from these two candidates.
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County Sheriff Daniel A. Dunlap
, 21st annual golf outing and steak
dinner Friday at Painesville Country Club. See Frank Leonbruno
or Sheryl DePledge
n Jason Wuliger
candidate for Lake County recorder, hosts pasta dinner with special guest U.S.
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 12 at Cebars Madison Tavern in
Madison Township. See Dick Shreve
or Pete Wayman
County Coroner Dr. Lynn Smith
hosts a picnic from 5 to 7 p.m. June 21 at
Painesville Elks Club. See Ronald Taddeo
or Jan Swetel
n Bob Patterson
candidate for Lake County treasurer, fundraiser with special guest state Sen. John Eklund,
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 28 at Historic Perkins Estate in Mentor. See Sandy
Euclid Mayor Bill
annual golf outing, shotgun start at 1 p.m. June 29 at Briardale
Greens Golf Course, Euclid. See Beth Cervenik
John Arthur Hutchison
Labels: 2012 election, John Eklund, Josh Mandel, Martin Sheen, Ohio Democratic Party, Ohio politics, Ohio Republican Party, Sherrod Brown, Steve LaTourette